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OK back story. i frequently copy from the web to email and hated that outlook grabs the text formatting, tired of using the notepad trick I wrote a simple script to strip the formatting from my clipboard

HotKeySet("+^{v}", "copyPlain")

while 1
    sleep(50)
wend


func copyPlain()

    $temp = ClipGet()
    ClipPut($temp)
    send("^v")

EndFunc

I love this script it saves me loads of time, works great. now i also frequently use the double click method to highlight text in my browser and then copy it to another location. this often grabs a trailing whitespace that i often need to delete. so i figured i would modify my copy plain script to strip leading and trailing whitespace as well as strip formatting.

HotKeySet("+^{v}", "copyPlain")

while 1
    sleep(50)
wend


func copyPlain()

    $temp = ClipGet()
        
                ConsoleWrite($temp & "[end]" & @crlf)
    StringStripWS($temp, 3)
        ConsoleWrite($temp & "[end]" & @crlf & @crlf)
    
        ClipPut($temp)
    send("^v")

EndFunc

seems simple enough just use stringstripws on temp before sticking it back in ther. problem is it doesnt work. i get that trailing space anyway. am i missing something? is the contents sent by clipget not actually a string?

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StringStripWS returns the new string, not modifies the parameter, see helpfile :idea:

So you could do like:

$temp = StringStripWS($temp, 3)
Edited by AdmiralAlkex

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SpinningCone,

You need to save the result of the StringStripWS command: :idea:

HotKeySet("+^{v}", "copyPlain")

While 1
    Sleep(50)
WEnd

Func copyPlain()

    $temp = ClipGet()

    ConsoleWrite($temp & "[end]" & @CRLF)

    $NewTemp = StringStripWS($temp, 3)

    ConsoleWrite($NewTemp & "[end]" & @CRLF & @CRLF)

    ClipPut($NewTemp)

    Send("^v")

EndFunc   ;==>copyPlain

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